By Houda Mzioudet.
Tripoli, 25 September 2013:
The Ras Jedir border crossing between Tunisia and Libya was briefly closed yesterday following an incident . . .[restrict]in which a Tunisian man was allegedly attacked by Libyans.
After his car and possession were stolen, the family of the victim, from the border town of Ben Guerdane, took action to prevent Libyans entering Tunisian territory.
The crossing reopened at 6:30 pm yesterday, the official spokesman of the Tunisian Ministry of National Defence, Brigadier Taoufik Rahmouni, told the Tunisian news agency TAP.
Rahmouni denied reports that there had been shooting at the crossing but said that gun fire had been heard on the Libyan side. It had not directed towards the border.
The Ras Jedir crossing has often been subject to numerous closures this year.